The Volgograd Arena, which has the capacity to hold up to 45,568 spectators was one the main attractions of the World Cup tournament. It hosted the first four games from four groups in the group stages. It is also became the new home of Rotor Volgograd once the tournament ended. However, its capacity is reduced to 35,000, the ground has been built from scratch after the complete demolition of the old Central Stadium which was built in 1958.
It is located on the banks of Volga River. Some of the standout features of the stadium are its meshed exterior design and the cabled roof. The stadium was only be the second hosting the Russian World Cup to have a cabled roof design.
Travelling should not be a major issue with plenty of options available. Volgograd serves as a major railway connection to most of the major cities and destinations in Russia. The travel time from Moscow is 20 hours, while you can reach Saint Petersburg stadium within 34 hours. There are also connections to and from other cities such as Siberia, Baku and Astana among others.
Club — FC Rotor Volgograd
Nickname — Blue-cyan
Stadium Capacity — 45,500 seats
Opened — 2017
Location — Located north of the city center, which is approx. 4km or 2,5mi away.
Address — pr. V.I. Lenina 76, Volgograd, Volgogradskaya oblast’, Russia, 400005
Club Colours — Blue and White
Air Connections — nearest airport is Volgograd International Airport, about 25km or 16mi from the city centre.